Pine Creek Police begin ‘Operation Christmas’

AVIS — The Pine Creek Township Police Department is gearing up for another “Operation Christmas” program to provide Christmas gifts to families in need in the Avis, Dunnstable Township, Wayne Township and Pine Creek Township areas.

Residents of the community who did not sign up last year and are in need of help for Christmas giving this year, may come to the Police Department, 26 Municipal Drive, Avis, and register, providing a wish list of gifts and sizes for their children.

Parents may sign up at the Police Department on the following times:

r Wednesday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

r Friday, Nov. 18, 4-6 p.m.

r Saturday, Nov. 19, Noon – 3 p.m.

r Wednesday, Nov. 23, Noon – 3 p.m.

The Operation Christmas committee will be purchasing, wrapping and delivering gifts the day before Christmas.

This is not a program that is income based. Requirements are that the children must be age 15 or younger. The family must provide proof of residency in one of the municipalities that Pine Creek Township Police provide police coverage for and in addition, proof such as a birth certificate or school report card must show that the child is their dependent.

If a business or individual wishes to make a monetary contribution to the Pine Creek Township Police Department’s Operation Christmas program, please mail a check payable to Operation Christmas, P.O. Box 596, Avis, Pa. 17721.